All the words you need to know to live in Italy (if you are not Italian): Public Institutions
Ambasciata italianaItalian Embassy. The italian diplomatic office in a foreign country. It carries out international policy activities and represents and protects Italian citizens living abroad.
ASL (azienda sanitaria locale)
Local Health Authority. ASLs are present all over Italy and perform health care services for citizens.
BancaBank. A place where money can be deposited or withdrawn or other banking activities can be carried out (wire transfers, mortgages, ATM withdrawals, credit cards.
ConsolatoConsulate. It is the representative office of a country in a foreign state and has administrative functions and protects the citizens it represents.
DoganaCustoms. It is an office that monitors the entry and exit of goods crossing a state's borders.
InformagiovaniIt is a service addressed to young people to obtain information on jobs, social activities, leisure time and training.
Pronto soccorsoER. A hospital facility that treats emergencies such as people injured in an accident, seriously ill people with sudden onset of illness and people who are unwell.
QuesturaPolice Headquarters. Questura is the office of the Ministry of the Interior that deals with security and public order. It handles the paperwork for non-EU citizens such as passport issuance.
Regione, Provincia e Comune
Region, Province and Municipality. They are the public entities into which Italy is subdivided. There are 20 regions in Italy:
6. Friuli-Venezia Giulia
17. Trentino-Alto Adige
19. Valle d'Aosta
Ufficio postalePost office. A place where one can access postal services (e.g. sending letters or parcels) or banking activities (ATM withdrawals, paying bills) etc.